Got junk? Then mark your calendars for June 20
By John Sharp
After last fall’s successful 6th City Council District clean up that collected tons of old furniture and appliances, leaves and brush, and waste tires, another clean up is scheduled for Saturday June 20.
Residents of the 6th City Council District may bring bulky items such as appliances, furniture and mattresses, leaves and brush, and waste tires from 8 a.m. to noon on June 20 to either of two drop off sites – Ruskin High School, 7000 E. 111th St., in the east parking lot and South-Broadland Presbyterian Church, 7850 Holmes Rd. Electronics and appliances will be accepted at Ruskin but not Broadland Presbyterian Chuch. There is no charge for washers, dryers and stoves. A small charge applies for electronics such as TVs.
The same two drop off sites were used at last fall’s event, and both experienced a steady flow of residents bringing in unwanted items (often by the truckload) for proper disposal.
City staff assisting with drop offs will follow social distancing policy and residents dropping off items are asked to wear masks.
The clean up is a project of the City Neighborhoods & Housing Services Department in cooperation with the Community Assistance Council and the South Kansas City Alliance that also co-sponsored last fall’s event.
Another 6th District clean up is scheduled for the same time with the same drop off sites on Saturday, October 10.
For more information, persons may call Robert Woods with Neighborhoods & Housing Services at 816-513-8442.
Hazardous waste disposal facility opens
KCMO residents, and residents of other participating communities, may once again take their household hazardous waste to KC Water’s disposal facility at 4707 Deramus to dispose of it for no charge.
The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The facility will accept material from only the first 125 vehicles on Thursdays and Fridays and from only the first 100 vehicles on Saturdays. Persons with loads exceeding 600 pounds must call 816-513-8400 to schedule a Wednesday appointment.
To minimize the chances of spreading coronavirus, persons will be required to remain in their vehicles during the drop off process.
Household hazardous waste that will be accepted includes antifreeze, batteries, lawn and garden products, paint, pesticides and used oil. Participating communities in the southland whose residents can use the facility for no charge include Belton, Grandview and Lee’s Summit.
For a complete list of items that will be accepted and participating communities, persons may go to www.kcwater.us/programs/hhw.
Persons are advised there may be longer than usual wait times. When the facility reopened on Friday, May 15, nearly 35,000 pounds of hazardous materials were dropped off that weekend which far exceeded normal weekend volume.